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And then the Devils rebounded on Sunday with a commendable outing in front of Eric Comrie in his first start with the team. Miles Wood, Michael McLeod and Nathan Bastian impressed on the “fourth” line, scoring four of the team’s goals, as the Devils beat the Sabres 5-3. [NHL] [All About the Jersey] [NJ.com] [NorthJersey.com]
COVID-19 list from Sunday:
Here's the full COVID-19 protocol list for the #NJDevils ...— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) January 31, 2021
New Jersey – Mackenzie Blackwood; Connor Carrick; Aaron Dell; Kyle Palmieri; Sami Vatanen; Travis Zajac
So some good news there -- Sami Vatanen has arrived in Newark.
Congrats to the Carricks, who welcome a new addition:
Charlie Jackson Carrick, born January 30 at 5:16am. 6lbs 14ounces, 19 inches long. He did not want to wait for ANYONE to make his arrival, but I wouldn’t change it for the world ❤️ CJC just like his daddy pic.twitter.com/7RUpoI00NL— Lex (@lexiicarrick) February 1, 2021
In his limited time on the ice this season, Mackenzie Blackwood has looked pretty good. A look at how he stacks up: [The Hockey Writers]
The Devils make a healthy jump in Scott Wheeler’s 2021 prospect pool rankings, up to No. 11. The future is looking up, friends. [The Athletic ($)]
Rangers defenseman Tony DeAngelo, never far from controversy, has been waived after a confrontation with a teammate on Saturday. [The Athletic ($)]
Marco Rossi won’t play this season with the Wild and has returned home to Austria because of complications from COVID-19. Thankfully it sounds like Rossi is expected to make a full recovery. [The Athletic ($)]
Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reports that the league feels it has about a week of buffer time to make up games after the scheduled conclusion of the regular season and before the postseason begins. [Sportsnet]
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